Kroger and United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 876 in Michigan Reach Tentative Agreement

Jun 11, 2010, 11:00 ET from The Kroger Co.

NOVI, Mich., June 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Kroger Co. of Michigan, an affiliate of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), and United Food and Commercial Workers (U.F.C.W.) Local 876 have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract, the company said today.

The tentative agreement covers over 12,000 Kroger associates who work in 118 stores in Michigan. The union plans to call membership meetings to vote on the new contract soon.

"Kroger and UFCW worked together to reach an agreement that provides our associates one of the best total compensation packages in our industry in Michigan," said Rick Going, President of The Kroger Co. of Michigan.  "The agreement provides our associates with good wages, high-quality affordable health care, and pension benefits."

Kroger, the nation's largest traditional grocery retailer, employs more than 334,000 associates who serve customers in 2,468 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 31 states under two dozen local banner names including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Jay C, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry's, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith's. The Company also operates 777 convenience stores, 374 fine jewelry stores, 893 supermarket fuel centers and 40 food processing plants in the U.S. Kroger, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, focuses its charitable efforts on supporting hunger relief, health and wellness initiatives, and local organizations in the communities it serves. For more information about Kroger, please visit

SOURCE The Kroger Co.